Goodman Derrick and Tanfield Chambers to host restrictions and (de)regulation seminar for managing agents and landlords

On Thursday 21st April Goodman Derrick and Tanfield Chambers are hosting a seminar on new restrictions and (de)regulation - what managing agents and landlords need to know. The past twelve months has seen the introduction of important changes to regulation of residential tenancies. Some of those changes have received much attention in the media, such as the requirement for landlords to check the immigration status of their new tenants. Others are less well known and contain costly traps for the unwary.

Of particular interest to residential landlords and their agents, our highly experienced real estate dispute resolution solicitors Debbie Rider and Alexander Kingston-Splatt, in conjunction with Barrister Amanda Gourlay of Tanfield Chambers, will guide you through the minefield of these important new developments. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to network over drinks.  

Date: Thursday 21 April 2016

Time: 17:30 to 21:00

Venue: Goodman Derrick LLP, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD

Cost: Free of Charge


17:30    Registration

17:30    Welcome from Debbie Rider, Partner, Goodman Derrick LLP

             followed by a discussion of the important statutory changes affecting residential tenancies

             by Alexander Kingston-Splatt (Goodman Derrick) and Amanda Gourlay (Tanfield Chambers)

18:30    Q&A

18:45    Drinks and networking

21:00    Close


To RSVP please email Jack Osbon at supplying the full name of the attendee(s), your company details and telephone number, or call Jack on 020 7404 0606. Confirmation will be sent following this.

Our speakers

Debbie Rider, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Goodman Derrick

Debbie is a specialist dispute resolution lawyer whose practice covers all forms of commercial and residential property litigation. Over the years, she has advised on a variety of disputes in the real estate field and routinely advises clients on matters including 1954 Act lease renewals, dilapidations and forfeiture, for example. On the residential property side, Debbie regularly advises on estate management issues and acts for both landlords and tenants in relation to the multitude of issues that can affect residential blocks, including service charge disputes and breach of covenant claims. Debbie's residential property experience also includes the conduct of enfranchisement and lease extension claims.

Amanda Gourlay, Barrister, Property, Tanfield Chambers

Amanda came to the Bar in 2004 after ten years in the travel industry. A former linguist, she is an articulate and experienced advocate specialising in Landlord & Tenant and Real Property Law. She is known for her enthusiasm and commitment to her court and clients. Amanda is the voice behind the award-winning 'Law and Lease' blog (, where she comments on service charge decisions. Her experience in landlord and tenant law embraces the right to manage, appointment of a manager and breaches of covenant and forfeiture, meaning she is perfectly placed to take you through the important changes to the regulation of residential tenancies that have occurred in the last year. You can fine her on Twitter @LawandLease.

Alexander Kingston-Splatt, Solicitor, Dispute Resolution, Goodman Derrick

Alexander's practice ranges across commercial and civil litigation. He has considerable experience of all aspects of real estate dispute resolution, with an emphasis on landlord and tenant matters.

Further Information

For further information please visit or call 020 7404 0606 and ask for James Caulfield.